Scientific Program

The Annual Meeting Scientific Program – IFT’s most comprehensive education program – attracts food professionals for three intensive days of knowledge sharing. 

IFT's 2014 Scientific Program had something for food professionals in virtually every sector and at all levels of experience. 

  • A variety of topic areas and session formats
  • Sessions focused on consumer trends and new applications, as well as dairy, produce, beverages, proteins, and other topics
  • Career development offerings for both experienced professionals and students or recent graduates

The Annual Meeting Scientific Program was organized around key industry focus areas and core sciences that are the foundation of the food science discipline. This track structure focuses on the topics of greatest importance to food professionals, and makes it easier for you to find the sessions most relevant to your interests.

Certified Food Scientists (CFS) can earn credits toward recertification by attending IFT's Scientific Program.  

session listings

Key Focus Area Program Tracks Sponsored by:
  •  Food Safety & Defense
  •  Food, Health & Nutrition
  •  Food Processing & Packaging



  •  Product Development & Ingredient Innovations



  • Sustainability
  • Public Policy, Food Laws & Regulations



Core Science Program Tracks  
 Food Chemistry Covance Laboratories
Food Microbiology  
Food Engineering  
Sensory ScienceCompusense
Other Education Topics
  • Professional Development
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Hot Topics
  • What's hot?
  • Emerging trends
  • New applications
  • Commodities